After undergoing cosmetic reconstruction it will take some time for your new bite to feel ‘normal’ and your brain is partly to blame for that. It has to recognize and adapt to your teeth’s new position or thickness. If your bite does not feel right just give us a call and we will schedule a time to make an adjustment.
Most patients will experience sensitivity to hot and cold but this will subside in a few days once your teeth have healed. You might also experience gum soreness for a couple of days. You can take over the counter pain medication such as Ibuprofen, and any prescribed medication as directed. This can help ease the pain, swelling and discomfort. Rinsing with warm salt water up to three times a day can also help lessen any present pain or swelling.
If you feel that you aren’t talking correctly after cosmetic reconstruction do not be alarmed. It will take just a short time to adapt and then your speech will become normal again. Some patients experience more saliva which typically goes away within a week.
Resume your normal brushing and flossing every day to properly care for your teeth. Eliminating this daily plaque build-up is critical in preventing diseases and ensuring the longevity of your new teeth. Don’t forget to call us and schedule a cleaning appointment regularly throughout the year.